Street photography with a Leica M6 Camera
Thomas, a master in the area of street photography, has already traveled extensively to New York. A few years ago we published a blog entry from his first NY trip (https://www.meinfilmlab.de/thomas-boettcher-newyork/). Time to show the fantastic pictures of his last stay in NY!
The allrounder: Kodak Portra 400
Thomas used extensively the Kodak Portra 400 on his last two trips to New York City, which he exposed from 100 to 400 ASA. He used his perfectly calibrated meter in the Leica M6 for his exposure.
The viewfinder offers him the great advantage that he sees more from the world beyond the lighting frame as a view through a viewfinder of a normal SLR allowed. For street photography, Thomas was able to hold his Leica M in peace, wait for the perfect moment and shoot this frame onto film.
The limitation: Leica M and the 35mm Summicron asph
Less is often more. With this motto, Thomas limited himself to a Leica M6 on which the Leica 35mm Summicron asph was attached. The 35mm has been the absolute classic in the field of street photography for decades. The limitation to only a small system leaves the creativity free. More equipment distracts. The combination of photographic knowledge, one of the best camera systems for this kind of photography and the Kodak Portra 400 made the following pictures possible.